2014 Merlot

$32.00

The nose of this wine boasts aromas of blackberry bramble, dark olives, bay leaf, and dried herbs.  Flavors in the mouth include fruit leather and plum, ending with a dusting of cocoa powder.   Youthful tannins balance the weight of this wine, and yield a balanced finish.

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The nose of this wine boasts aromas of blackberry bramble, dark olives, bay leaf, and dried herbs.  Flavors in the mouth include fruit leather and plum, ending with a dusting of cocoa powder.   Youthful tannins balance the weight of this wine, and yield a balanced finish.

This wine showcases one of our favorite flavors in Walla Walla wines: dusty spices, which are so characteristic of our Valley.  The addition of Cabernet Sauvignon adds some weight to the wine, making it a robust, full-bodied Merlot.

Blend: 92% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cases produced: 200
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Vineyards: Birch Creek Vineyard, Minnick Hills Vineyard
Winemaker & Vineyard Manager: Jay DeWitt
Oak Regime: 20% New American Oak, 10% New French Oak
Alcohol: 14.2%
Bottled: May 15, 2016
Age Through: 2021